Buttonology Blog

Victorian Dragon Buttons

05/7/19

Mythical and mystical, dragons have been the subject of human legend in almost all cultures, from ancient Babylon and Greece to early Norse mythology. Today, dragons are once again front... Read More ⇒

Perfume Button Romance

02/2/19

As we enter the season of romance, we are highlighting the ever so romantic perfume button. Made with a bit of colored velvet fabric topped with a pierced, ornate brass... Read More ⇒

Indulge Your Inner Flapper

09/10/18

Indulge Your Inner Flapper: 1920s Art Deco Glass We are always excited and amazed when we discover a cache of genuine 1920s Art Deco glass jewels in our searches! As... Read More ⇒

“Buttons Always Make the Outfit”

04/25/18

“Buttons always make the outfit” – Miriam Garrett Miriam Garrett kept her buttons in this 1920s cigar tin, seen here in our Button Museum with Miriam’s college yearbook photo. Mother’s... Read More ⇒

The Hunt for Vintage Glass!

04/11/18

The thrill of the hunt—finding that long-hidden cache of beautiful vintage glass stones or Victorian brass buttons—remains one of our greatest inspirations and pleasures at Grandmother’s Buttons! This winter Anna, Kristy... Read More ⇒

Button of the Month – Cut Steel

09/19/17

We begin our series of blogs on types of antique buttons with our absolute favorite: cut steel, which we affectionately refer to as “button bling.” Originating in Elizabethan times, cut... Read More ⇒

Meet the Temples

08/10/17

A piece of Grandmother’s Buttons jewelry is more than a trend, it’s a story. The story of a long-ago gowns, fastened with dozens of glittering buttons. The story of mothers... Read More ⇒

Jablonec Part Two

10/26/16

The next day we set out early for a 9 am appointment with the button factory, but ended up being hopelessly lost with Apple and Google maps giving us divergent... Read More ⇒

Jablonec Part One

10/18/16

Donny and I arrived at Jablonec nad Nisou, a small city of about 50,000 people in northeastern Czech Republic, in the late afternoon. We had appointments over the next few... Read More ⇒

Susan gives talk at Marble House Mansion

09/6/16

A favorite part of my job has always been working with museum stores. As you might expect, the most interesting and hardest working people find their way into museum store... Read More ⇒

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